The UC Davis D-Lab offers a three-part series of courses to educate and involve university students from different academic backgrounds to work towards solutions in four different areas:
Off-grid lighting and micro-power
Agriculture (pumping, irrigation, post-harvest)
Sustainability and energy efficiency
Curriculum includes lectures, guest speakers, case studies, hands-on lab modules, and client based learning. Throughout the year, students from various academic disciplines network with international partner communities to help solve real-life problems in developing countries. D-Lab focuses on innovative technologies and business models that can allow people at the “bottom of the pyramid” to save or earn more money. Students involved in D-Lab courses are tasked with designing projects that are environmentally, economically, socially, and technically sustainable.
To learn more about the D-Lab, go to their website!